Developing the quantum probability ranking principle

Zuccon, Guido & Azzopardi, Leif (2010) Developing the quantum probability ranking principle. In 1st Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR’10), 27–28 January 2010, Padova, Italy.

Abstract

In this work, we summarise the development of a ranking principle based on quantum probability theory, called the Quantum Probability Ranking Principle (QPRP), and we also provide an overview of the initial experiments performed employing the QPRP. The main difference between the QPRP and the classic Probability Ranking Principle, is that the QPRP implicitly captures the dependencies between documents by means of quantum interference". Subsequently, the optimal ranking of documents is not based solely on documents' probability of relevance but also on the interference with the previously ranked documents. Our research shows that the application of quantum theory to problems within information retrieval can lead to consistently better retrieval effectiveness, while still being simple, elegant and tractable.

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ID Code: 69273
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 02 Jun 2014 03:24
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